Brackenridge: Communicating My Research

One of the most important aspects of research is being able to communicate it effectively to the target audience. This may be other researchers, policy makers, or even the general public. As researchers, we are immersed in our work and have a deep understanding of the context and significance of our results, but to people…

Brackenridge: My Cohort

Last Summer, I was a part of SURP through the School of Medicine. All of my fellow researchers were in the health sciences, so we spoke a common language. However, there was great diversity between our projects and research methods, and it was still difficult to understand the intricacies of everyone’s research. The Brackenridge Fellowship…

Brackenridge Introduction: Sriram Amirneni

Hello! My name is Sriram and I’m a rising senior majoring in molecular biology and sociology and minoring in chemistry and neuroscience. This summer, I will be conducting research in the Soto-Gutierrez lab through the Brackenridge Fellowship! My research is focused on modeling a pediatric liver disease using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). This disease…

CURF: A Semester of Growth

My time in the lab this semester has led to me developing greatly as a scientist. If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that not every experiment leads to the results you were hoping to see, and that is ok. I have been met with inconclusive results after hours of hard work, which is always…

CURF: Becoming a Researcher

In high school, I gained some research experience through the research focused courses I took, as well as my experience spending a summer working in a bacterial biofilm research lab. I knew I wanted to continue growing my technical knowledge and skills, so the summer before my freshman year, I spent some time looking through…